We prove that for a 7-dimensional manifold M with cylindrical ends the moduli space of exponentially asymptotically cylindrical torsion-free G2-structures is a smooth manifold (if non-empty), and study some of its local properties. We also show that the holonomy of the induced metric of an exponentially asymptotically cylindrical G2-manifold is exactly G2 if and only if the fundamental group π1(M) is finite and neither M nor any double cover of M is homeomorphic to a cylinder.
|Number of pages||38|
|Journal||Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society|
|Early online date||19 May 2008|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2008|